The Ninth Doctor
Species: Time Lord
Age: 900 (it might be more and it might be less; he’s lost count.)
Occupation: Former soldier of the Time War, current traveler
Status: Former citizen of Gallifrey, current citizen of nowhere.
Hair: This particular Doctor, true to his equally severe and somewhat military nature, has dark brown hair that he keeps cropped close to his head. He doesn’t like much of a fuss, and this hairstyle doesn’t require one.
Eyes: He has light blue eyes that are just as intense as he is.
Height: He stands at about six feet.
Figure: He’s more muscular than his predecessor, with a sturdy frame.
Other: He has a rather large nose and ears.
Clothing: This Doctor wears dark pants and boots, a darkly colored jumper (usually in colors such as deep red, purple, green or black), a leather jacket and a wristwatch that he refers to on occasion to figure out what day it is.
Family: He had a granddaughter named Susan, but she was presumably killed in the Time War.
Personality: Due to his hand in ending the Time War, this Doctor is darker than any of the others that came before him. He suffers a great deal of survivors’ guilt, which occasionally is displayed in bouts of anger and hot-headedness. He sometimes regards humans contemptuously, though he usually marvels in their ability to survive over and over again. He considers each and every person to be important and have their own place in the universe, though he’s not quite sure about his anymore.
He has a tendency to shout when he gets overexcited or angry or even when he just gets caught up in what he’s doing. When angered or exasperated, he tends to lecture, usually with his arms crossed.
This incarnation of the Doctor is one that you do not want to cross. With his enemies, he will be ruthless and direct, telling them exactly what he’s going to do if they don’t stand down and then, if they don’t stand down, do it.
With his friends, however, he is very protective and will fight fiercely for them. Unfortunately, he can be blunt when delivering bad news.
This Doctor is extraordinarily determined.
He also is very authoritative, getting people to do what he needs them to.
He can be hot-headed at times.
Without someone acting as his conscious, he can spiral out of control and behave brutally.
This Doctor has a fondness for bananas
And a good, healthy run for his life.
Daleks, though he believes them to be dead.
Being told what to do.
Dream: This regeneration dreams about finding his place in the universe again. Now that he believes he destroyed Gallifrey, the protector and fixer that he’d always seen himself as is no more. He wants to be that protector again.
History: When the War Doctor regenerated, hoping for less conspicuous ears, his next regeneration received neither the ears nor the memories of having saved Gallifrey. The Ninth Doctor awoke with no recollection of putting Gallifrey in a time lock, and instead remembered destroying it to save the universe. Grappling with those memories and the knowledge of what he had done, the Doctor roamed around the universe doing much the same as he’d always done.
One day on a routine visit to London in 2005 to stop an Auton invasion, the Doctor stumbled upon one of the employees of the shop he was about to blow up. Her name was Rose Tyler, and through an odd string of events involving a plastic copy of her boyfriend and a lump of plastic with dreams of world domination, she became his companion.
The Doctor and Rose travelled together for some time alone. They visited Platform One to witness the destruction of Earth, and Cardiff in 1869 where they met Charles Dickens. Upon trying to return Rose home a day after her departure to explain to her mother where she’d been, the Doctor missed and wound up a year in the future. It took Rose a while to forgive him for that, but after they saved the world from the Slitheen family, she did.
During a trip to a vault of alien artifacts under Utah in 2012, the Doctor was horrified to learn that he was not the only survivor of the Time War. A lone Dalek had fallen through a crack in time only to wind up there. The Doctor attempted to kill the Dalek and end the Time War once and for all, but Rose persuaded him to leave it be. The Dalek died anyway.
Unfortunately, the Dalek fiasco brought with it a new companion by the name of Adam Mitchell. The Doctor quickly discovered that Adam was not companion material when he took advantage of being in the future by placing information in his head. The Doctor returned him to Earth soon after.
Rose requested that they visit her parents’ wedding, and then her father’s death. The Doctor obliged, but with the understanding that they would not interfere. This was not to be, however, and Rose accidentally created a paradox. Thanks to Pete’s willingness to sacrifice himself, time was restored.
When visiting London in 1941, the Doctor and Rose met ex-Time Agent Jack Harkness, who attempted to con them. The spaceship he was trying to sell them caused an outbreak of gas-mask zombies which they eventually restored to their human selves. This adventure earned the Doctor a more reliable companion.
With the TARDIS out of fuel, the crew was forced to take a refueling stop in 2006 Cardiff. While there, they discovered that the one remaining member of the Slitheen family, Blon, was going to destroy Earth to rocket back to her home world. They quickly put this plan to a stop and reduced Blon back to an egg.
The TARDIS was hijacked and the companions found themselves in future versions of reality television shows. The Doctor quickly escaped his, Big Brother, with a contestant named Lynda Moss. Jack also escaped, and the three tracked Rose down to her game. When they arrived, Rose was eliminated by the Anne Droid.
Heartbroken, but determined to save the rest of the people trapped in the games, the Doctor and Jack escaped imprisonment, learned that the beam that had killed Rose had actually transported her aboard one of the ships around the Game Station. They established contact with the ship and learned that a fleet of Daleks were behind everything.
They rescued Rose immediately, but the Daleks set their sights on Earth. Blinded by the idea that the Time Lords had died for nothing, the Doctor sent Rose back to the twenty-first century aboard the TARDIS and began making preparations to destroy every living creature within a thousand miles to get rid of his old enemies.
When the ray was finally ready, however, the Doctor found himself unable to pull the trigger, and decided that he was a coward, not a killer. Thankfully, Rose returned, having commandeered the TARDIS and become a sort of god. She disintegrated the Daleks, but the Time Energy proved too much with her. The Doctor took it from her head with a kiss and prepared to regenerate into a much happier man.
HOW DID YOU FIND US?: I Googled you.
Since I am the Doctor, I’m going to place a companion under the street light instead.
The darkness was so thick and absolute that it was hard to believe that anything was real at all. The Doctor stood stock-still outside the storefront, one hand clenched on his screwdriver and the other wrapped around a flashlight.
“Stay where you are,” he ordered Rose.
His companion didn’t know about the Vashta Nerada, but he knew she’d follow his orders when he sounded this frantic. Standing under a streetlight, Rose was safe for the time being. Just to make sure, he aimed his screwdriver at the streetlight. With a small pop, the dim lighting grew stronger and the flickering stopped.
He rummaged around inside his backpack and withdrew a chicken leg left over from the lunch he and Rose had shared. Careful not to let the darkness touch his skin, he tossed the leg across the expanse of darkness. Nothing happened. Breathing a sigh of relief, and motioning at Rose to stay where she was, he flicked the flashlight on and aimed it at himself. He’d still cast a shadow, but at least it would be safer than just simply running.
The Doctor sprinted across the small gap, the light bobbing crazily like an odd halo over his head. He reached the pool of light where Rose stood without incident.
“Gotcha,” he said, giving her a maniac smile.
He took her hand in his own and planned his next move.